The Blues evened up their first-round series with Minnesota with a 6-1 Game 4 win Wednesday, but Friday night in St. Louis, the Wild regained the edge in the series with a 4-1 victory. The Blues are now one loss away from elimination – and they've only got themselves to blame. More
The Minnesota Wild have benefitted greatly from the play of goalie Devan Dubnyk this season, and they got another terrific performance out of him Friday in Game 5 of their series against the Blues – including a stop on St. Louis winger Alex Steen while Dubnyk was lying on his stomach.
The New York Rangers were heavily-favored to win their first-round series against Pittsburgh, and although the Penguins made it tougher on them than many suspected they would, the Pens once again didn't have enough to outlast the Blueshirts in a low-scoring game and fell 2-1 Friday in Game 5 to be eliminated from the playoffs .
The Ottawa Senators were on the verge of being swept after last Sunday's Game 3 Canadiens win, but with standout performances from veteran goalie Craig Anderson and big contributions from Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson in Game 5, the Sens avoided elimination again with a 5-1 win Friday and made the series 3-2 for the Habs. This thing is far from over.
It's difficult enough scoring on Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist with your stick, so Penguins center Nick Spaling tried something different in Game 5 Friday – scoring off his left arm, without his stick ever touching the puck – and it worked to give Pittsburgh their first goal of the night.
Senators star winger Bobby Ryan didn't have his best regular season and didn't have a point in Ottawa's first four playoff games against Montreal. But he helped atone for that in Game 5 by scoring the game's first goal. It wasn't pretty, but he and the Sens will take it.
The NHL announced Friday the finalists for its Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie: Montreal's Carey Price, Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk. Price is considered the favorite – not just for the Vezina, but also the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.
Peter Chiarelli did not stay unemployed for long, with the Edmonton Oilers naming him GM and president of hockey operations. But where does that leave all the other former GMs in what is becoming a very crowded front office in Edmonton?
The Los Angeles Kings' AHL team will be headed to California next season and even though ECHL hockey is coming to town, the Monarchs want to give New Hampshire a parting gift.
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